Medical Dictionary

marsupialize

transitive verb mar·su·pi·al·ize
variants: or chiefly British

marsupialise

\mär-ˈsü-pē-ə-ˌlīz\play

Medical Definition of marsupialize

marsupialized

or chiefly British

marsupialised

;

marsupializing

or chiefly British

marsupialising

  1. :  to open (as the bladder or a cyst) and sew by the edges to the abdominal wound to permit further treatment (as of an enclosed tumor) or to discharge pathological matter (as from a hydatid cyst)


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